Academy for Peace

A Model of Peace: An Interview with Rev. Rita Marie Johnson

On behalf of Unity Magazine®, Message of Hope's Kimberly Morrow sat down with Rita Marie Johnson, founding director of the Rasur Foundation, whose main project is the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica (previously known as the “Peace Army”). The mission of this academy is to ensure that the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace” will be passed from generation to generation. These skills are transmitted through the school system using the practice of “BePeace,” an approach based on Johnson's discovery of the synergy between the social and learning methodologies HeartMath® and Nonviolent Communication.